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Mythlore

A scholarly, peer-reviewed journal devoted to the study of mythopoeic literature


History & Back Issues


Mythlore was founded in 1969 by Glen GoodKnight, Founder of the Mythopoeic Society. He edited its first 84 issues (with a few exceptions as noted on the list, which were edited by Gracia Fay Ellwood). latest Mythlore In its early years it was a "fanzine" that included articles, a great deal of art work, columns, book and media reviews, poetry and other creative work.

Over the years the articles became more and more scholarly. When Dr. Theodore Sherman of Middle Tennessee State University assumed the editorship with issue 85, Mythlore completed its transformation into a refereed scholarly journal (including book reviews). At that time its format changed from 8 1/2" x 11" to 6 1/2" x 9". Mythlore is indexed in the MLA International Bibliography, Current Contents, and other indexes. We also suggest downloading the Mythlore Index Plus for its use of keywords more specific to the fantasy literature field.

Please note that Mythlore 80 (simultaneously published as Mallorn 33), the Proceedings of the J.R.R. Tolkien Centenary Celebration, has been out of print for many years but still appears in the list below for the purpose of historical accuracy.

We are in the process of making PDF copies available for older issues but this is big project will take a lot of time for a completely volunteer-run organization like the Mythopoeic Society. At this point all issues released since Janet Brennan Croft became editor are now available as PDFs; as more become available we will list them here. In the meanwhile, many issues of Mythlore are available only in the form of xerographic copies.

The issues of Mythlore which have Table of Contents or other specific information have their own pages; these issues are linked, below. You may buy copies either from this page or from the linked page, when one exists.

Our most recent issue, Mythlore 130, was published for Spring/Summer 2017. Details


Ordering back issues

You may order back issues via the PayPal links, below, or by mail using our order form and membership application (PDF - please download and print out). You may also use it to join the Society or subscribe to any of our publications.

Please note: some volumes of Mythlore are also available as electronic (downloadable) PDFs at a reduced price ($8.00 each); please follow the individual page link to order. When you buy electronic issues of Mythlore, please select the "return to Mythopoeic Society website" option after completing your transaction and PayPal will redirect you to the page from which you may download the PDF.

Please note: some out-of-print volumes of Mythlore are now available as POD (print on demand) and can be ordered directly from the source via links to the source.
For information about how to use PayPal even if you don't have a PayPal account, please visit our PayPal page.


Mythlore history of publication


Mythlore Backissues; whole numbers 1 - 4 and 6 - 8 are photocopied; $3.50 each

#1 1:1 January 1969; 48 pages; Glen GoodKnight, editor
#2 1:2 April 1969; 54 pages
#3 1:3 July 1969; 46 pages
#4 1:4 October 1969; 58 pages
#5 2:1 Winter 1970; 23 pages; same as Tolkien Journal #2
#6 2:2 Autumn 1970; 29 pages
#7 2:3 Winter 1971; 27 pages
#8 2:4 Winter 1972; 31 pages

Mythlore Phtocopies



Mythlore Backissues; whole numbers 9 - 11; #9 is photocopied; $3.50 each
The following Mythlores are the same as specific issues of the Tolkien Journal:

#9 3:1 1973; 31 pages; Same as Tolkien Journal #16; photocopy
#10 3:2 1975; 35 pages; Same as Tolkien Journal #17; Tolkien Memorial issue
#11 3:3 1976; 31 pages; Same as Tolkien Journal #18

Mythlore/Tolkien Journal Issues



Mythlore Backissues; whole numbers 12 - 17; #17 is photocopied; $3.50 each

#12 3:4 1976 June; 39 pages
#13 4:1 1976 September; 39 pages
#14 4:2 1976 December; 39 pages
#15 4:3 1977 March; 39 pages; Includes Mythprint 15.3 (March 1977)
#16 4:4 1977 June; 47 pages; Includes Mythprint 15.5 (June 1977)
#17 5:1 1978 May; 47 pages; Includes Mythprint 16.3 (May 1978); photocopy

Mythlore Backissues 12-17



Mythlore Backissues; whole numbers 18 - 23; Gracia Fay Ellwood, new editor; $3.50 each

#18 5:2 1978 Autumn; 47 pages
#19 6:1 1979 Winter; 47 pages
#20 6:2 1979 Spring; 47 pages
#21 6:3 1979 Summer; 47 pages
#22 6:4 1979 Fall; 47 pages
#23 7:1 1980 March; 47 pages

Mythlore Backissues 18-23



Mythlore Backissues; whole numbers 24 - 30; Glen GoodKnight returns as editor; $3.50 each

#24 7:2 1980 Summer; 47 pages
#25 7:3 1980 Autumn; 47 pages
#26 7:4 1981 Winter; 47 pages
#27 8:1 1981 Spring; 47 pages
#28 8:2 1981 Summer; 47 pages
#29 8:3 1981 Autumn; 47 pages
#30 8:4 1982 Winter; 47 pages; photocopy

Mythlore Backissues 24-30



Mythlore Backissues; whole numbers 31 - 40; $3.50 each

#31 9:1 1982 Spring; 47 pages
#32 9:2 1982 Summer; 47 pages; photocopy
#33 9:3 1982 Autumn; 47 pages
#34 9:4 1983 Winter; 55 pages; photocopy
#35 10:1 1983 Spring; 55 pages
#36 10:2 1983 Summer; 55 pages; photocopy
#37 10:3 1984 Winter; 55 pages; photocopy
#38 10:4 1984 Spring; 63 pages
#39 11:1 1984 Summer; 63 pages
#40 11:2 1984 Autumn; 63 pages; Subject guide to Mythlore 31-39

Mythlore Backissues 31-40



Mythlore Backissues; whole numbers 41 - 50; $3.50 each except #42 and #44

#41 11:3 1985 Winter/Spring; 63 pages
#42 11:4 1985 Summer; 4 pages; Short supplemental issue to meet postal regulations $0.25
#43 12:1 1985 Autumn; 63 pages
#44 12:2 1985 Winter; 2 pages; Short supplemental issue to meet postal regulations; photocopy $0.25
#45 12:3 1986 Spring; 63 pages
#46 12:4 1986 Summer; 63 pages
#47 13:1 1986 Autumn; 63 pages; Includes subject index to the Tolkien Journal
#48 13:2 1986 Winter; 63 pages
#49 13:3 1987 Spring; 63 pages
#50 13:4 1987 Summer; 63 pages; Color covers

Mythlore Backissues 41-50



Mythlore Backissues; whole numbers 51 - 60; $3.50 each

#51 14:1 1987 Autumn; 79 pages; Index to Mythlore 1-50; photocopy
#52 14:2 1987 Winter; 63 pages
#53 14:3 1988 Spring; 63 pages; photocopy
#54 14:4 1988 Summer; 63 pages
#55 15:1 1988 Autumn; 67 pages
#56 15:2 1988 Winter; 67 pages
#57 15:3 1989 Spring; 67 pages
#58 15:4 1989 Summer; 67 pages
#59 16:1 1989 Autumn; 67 pages
#60 16:2 1989 Winter; 67 pages

Mythlore Backissues 51-60



Mythlore Backissues; whole numbers 61 - 70; $3.50 each

#61 16:3 1990 Spring; 67 pages; Includes index to Mythlore 51-60
#62 16:4 1990 Summer; 67 pages
#63 17:1 1990 Autumn; 67 pages
#64 17:2 1990 Winter; 67 pages
#65 17:3 1991 Spring; 67 pages; photocopy
#66 17:4 1991 Summer; 67 pages
#67 18:1 1991 Autumn; 67 pages
#68 18:2 1992 Spring; 67 pages
#69 18:3 1992 Summer; 79 pages; Color covers; Tolkien Centenary issue; index to Tolkien articles in Mythlore; photocopy
#70 18:4 1992 Autumn; 67 pages

Mythlore Backissues 61-70



Mythlore Backissues; whole numbers 71 - 80; $3.50 each

#71 19:1 1993 Winter; 67 pages
#72 19:2 1993 Spring; 67 pages
#73 19:3 1993 Summer; 67 pages; Dorothy Sayers Centenary issue
#74 19:4 1993 Autumn; 67 pages
#75 20:1 1994 Winter; 67 pages
#76 20:2 1994 Spring; 43 pages
#77 20:3 1994 Summer; 2 pages; Short supplemental issue to meet postal regulations; photocopy; $0.25
#78 20:4 1995 Winter; 67 pages
#79 21:1 1995 Summer; 67 pages
#80 21:2 1996 Winter; 458 pages; Proceedings of the 1992 Tolkien Centenary Conference; also Mallorn 33 - OUT OF PRINT

Mythlore Backissues 71-79



Mythlore Backissues; whole numbers 81 - 84; $3.50 each

#81 21:3 1996 Summer; 67 pages
#82 21:4 1997 Winter; 67 pages
#83 22:1 1997 Autumn; 67 pages
#84 22:2 1998 Summer; 67 pages; C.S. Lewis Centenary issue

Mythlore Backissues 81-84



Mythlore Backissues; whole numbers 85 - 92; $6.00 each

#85 22:3 1999 Winter; 82 pages; New editor, Ted Sherman; new format
#86 22:4 2000 Spring; 90 pages
#87 23:1 2000 Summer/Fall; 80 pages
#88 23:2 2001 Spring; 98 pages; Special Narnia Issue
#89 23:3 2001 Summer; 81 pages
#90 23:4 2002 Fall/Winter; 87 pages
#91 24:1 2003 Summer; 84 pages
#92 24:2 2004 Summer/Fall; 87 pages

Mythlore Backissues 85-92



Mythlore Backissues; whole numbers 93/94 - 109/110; $15.00 each
The following issues are all available in electronic (PDF) format as well as print; order PDFs on individual issue page.

#93/94 24:3/4 2006 Winter/Spring; 190 pages; New editor, Janet Brennan Croft - out of print, PDF only
#95/96 25:1/2 2006 Fall/Winter; 216 pages; out of print, PDF only
#97/98 25:3/4 2007 Spring/Summer; 196 pages
#99/100 26:1/2 2007 Fall/Winter; 218 pages
#101/102 26:3/4 2008 Spring/Summer; 222 pages
#103/104 27:1/2 2008 Fall/Winter; 192 pages
#105/106 27:3/4 2009 Spring/Summer; 204 pages
#107/108 28:1/2 2009 Fall/Winter; 200 pages
#109/110 28:3/4 2010 Spring/Summer; 208 pages

Mythlore Backissues 93/94-109/110



Mythlore Backissues; whole numbers 111/112 - 121/122; $15.00 each
The following issues are all available in electronic (PDF) format as well as print; order PDFs on individual issue page.

#111/112 29:1/2 2010 Fall/Winter; 202 pages
#113/114 29:3/4 2011 Spring/Summer; 204 pages
#115/116 30:1/2 2011 Fall/Winter; 196 pages (also as PDF)
#117/118 30:3/4 2012 Spring/Summer; 190 pages (also as PDF)
#119/120 31:3/4 2012 Fall/Winter; 204 pages; order on page as POD or PDF
#121/122 31:3/4 2013 Spring/Summer; 148 pages (also as PDF)
#123 32:1 2013 Fall/Winter; 184 pages (also as PDF)
#124 32:2 Spring/Summer 2014; 208 pages(also as PDF)
#125 33:1 Fall/Winter 2014; 172 pages(also as PDF)

Mythlore Backissues 111/112-125



Mythlore Backissues; whole numbers 126 - 130; $15.00 each (print)

Mythlore Backissues 126-current



Please note:
The following volumes of Mythlore are also available as downloadable PDFs; please follow the links to order ($8.00 each). When you buy electronic issues of Mythlore, please select the "return to Mythopoeic Society website" option after completing your transaction and PayPal will redirect you to the page from which you may download the PDF.

#92 24:2 2004 Summer/Fall; 87 pages

#93/94 24:3/4 2006 Winter/Spring; 190 pages; New editor, Janet Brennan Croft

#95/96 25:1/2 2006 Fall/Winter; 216 pages

#97/98 25:3/4 2007 Spring/Summer; 196 pages

#99/100 26:1/2 2007 Fall/Winter; 218 pages

#101/102 26:3/4 2008 Spring/Summer; 222 pages

#103/104 27:1/2 2008 Fall/Winter; 192 pages

#105/106 27:3/4 2009; Spring/Summer; 204

#107/108 28:1/2 2009 Fall/Winter; 200 pages

#109/110 28:3/4 2010 Spring/Summer; 208 pages

#111/112 29:1/2 2010 Fall/Winter; 202 pages

#113/114 29:3/4 2011 Spring/Summer; 204 pages

#115/116 30:1/2 2011 Fall/Winter; 196 pages

#117/118 30:3/4 2012 Spring/Summer; 190 pages

#119/120 31:3/4 2012 Fall/Winter; 204 pages

#121/122 31:3/4 2013 Spring/Summer; 148 pages

#123 32:1 Fall/Winter 2013; 184 pages

#124 32:2 Spring/Summer 2014; 208 pages

#125 33:1 Fall/Winter 2014; 172 pages

#126 33:2 Spring/Summer 2015; 192 pages

#127 34:1 Fall/Winter 2015; 216 pages - out of print, PDF only

#128 34:2 Spring/Summer 2016; 224 pages

#129 35:1 Fall/Winter 2016; 208 pages - out of print, PDF only

#130 35:2 Spring/Summer 2017; 204 pages





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